EASY VEGETABLE SOUP

Getting kids to eat soup is a struggle sometimes, however this recipe seems to be a winner in the No Excuses household.

EASY VEGETABLE SOUP

An easy and delicious soup that kids may even enjoy!  

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups lentils - rinsed & drained
  • 1 litre vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons of minced garlic or 2 garlic cloves - chopped
  • 3 large carrots - chopped
  • 4 celery stalks (including the leaves) - chopped
  • 2 onions - chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Optional (extra vegetables can be added of your choice)

  • 2 cups of cabbage - chopped
  • 1 cup eggplant - chopped
  • Shallots
  • Leek

Instructions

  1. In a heavy large saucepan heat the oil and add the onions, celery, carrots, and garlic (and other vegetables); sauté until vegetables begin to brown for about 15 minutes. Add the stock, lentils, canned tomatoes and bring to boil. Place a lid and reduce heat to a simmer until lentils are tender - about 35 minutes. Use a stick/hand blender and puree until smooth. If too thick, thin soup with a little boiling water from the kettle. Season with salt and pepper and serve with some toasted bread.

NOTES:

  1. Lentils need to be either left soaking overnight or the quick method includes 1 cup of lentils to 3 cups of water; bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes.